Arsenal right-back and captain Alex Scott has announced that this will be her last season with the club. Scott confirmed the decision during the Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year awards ceremony on Thursday evening.
Alex Scott announces this will be her last season with Arsenal. Doesn't specify retirement, but broadcasting career has taken off. pic.twitter.com/ezCipnQbhk
— Kieran Theivam (@KiersTheivam) October 26, 2017
Scott very nearly elected to leave the club this summer to focus on her burgeoning broadcasting career, but was persuaded to sign a one year contract. She did, however, retire from international duty following Euro 2017.
Scott’s announcement is not a surprise, but follows hot on the heels of manager Pedro Losa leaving the club earlier this week. Scott will be required at right-back this weekend, with Swedish full-back Jessica Samuelsson picking up a foot injury on international duty.
Scott joined the club when she was 8 years old. She had spells at Birmingham City and with Boston Breakers in the US before returning to Arsenal in 2012. She scored the winning goal when Arsenal won the Women’s EUFA Cup (now the Women’s Champions League) in 2007.
Arsenal play away at Everton Ladies at 2pm on Sunday and the game will be streamed live on FAWSL’s Facebook page.